(‘tennis elbow”, rotator cuff injuries, stress fractures, tendonitis)
An overuse injury is caused by chronic or repetitive movements over time. These movements cause inflammation and stress over the area of overuse and may involve a joint (toe, ankle, knee, hip, shoulder, elbow, wrist, finger), the inside of a joint (bursae, cartilage), a bone, or a tendon. Common overuse injuries include ‘tennis elbow’, ‘turf toe’, rotator cuff injuries, stress fractures, and tendonitis.
Overuse injuries are usually accompanied by pain and swelling of the affected area while at play or during exercise followed by a dull ache in the affected area when at rest.